Ben Burns has been promoted to senior quality engineer in the water and wastewater group at Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG). He will manage technical design standards with a specific focus on innovative wastewater-process solutions, biosolids management and energy production from wastewater.
Burns joined HRG in 2007 and previously served as both a project manager and team leader. He is a licensed professional engineer with certifications in odor assessment and construction document technology.
Water and wastewater practice area leader Josh Fox says, “Ben has demonstrated his knowledge and application of engineering principles on some of HRG’s most difficult projects over the past 15 years. His passion for sustainability and renewable energy will greatly benefit our team and our clients. I am extremely excited for Ben, HRG, and our clients.”
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) is a nationally ranked, employee-owned design firm providing civil engineering, planning, surveying, and environmental services to public and private sector clients throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The firm was founded in Harrisburg in 1962 and has grown to employ more than 300 people across eight office locations.
For more information, please visit the website at www.hrg-inc.com.
SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is pleased to announce that Jamie Carnes, a 5-year staffer, has been promoted to Fiscal Controller.
Carnes began her career in finance over ten years ago, gaining experience in financial statement preparation, general ledger activity, and capital spending management. Her career with SEDA-COG began with her role as a Finance Analyst, where she served several different departments.
Throughout Carnes’s career, she is especially proud to have worked on correcting and updating outdated and inefficient policies and procedures. “In previous positions, I felt my work only benefited larger corporations. At SEDA-COG, I feel our work in the organization has a much more direct impact on our local communities and the individuals who reside there,” Carnes said.
One of Carnes’ major goals includes supporting the varied programs that SEDA-COG provides.
“I look forward to the opportunities this position offers to grow and advance my accounting knowledge. I am grateful for my experience that will enable me to continue to provide support to the many diverse programs that SEDA-COG provides,” Carnes said.
SEDA-COG Executive Director Kim Wheeler said Carnes is well equipped to take on the larger role.
“Jamie’s experience in the world of finance and the guidance and training she was able to receive from her predecessor, Bo Hornberger, has made her the perfect person to take on this endeavor. I believe that under her financial direction and management, SEDA-COG will continue to make a major difference in our local communities for generations to come,” Wheeler said.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Lycoming College in 2011.
As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of its communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.